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Meet Bogey!

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Bogeymeet-01Bogey is a young, energetic, active dog who partially tore his ACL in his knee.  He originally came to us with a mild lameness that had improved with rest, but recurred every time his owners tried to allow more activity.  We started his rehab sessions with therapeutic laser and cryotherapy to decrease pain and inflammation in his knee.  After a 2 week period of strict rest and exercise restriction, his lameness resolved and we guided his owners through a more gradual return to his normal activity.  He started walking in our underwater treadmill which provides more strengthening for his muscles since he has to walk through the resistance of the water, but less work for his joints because the buoyancy of the water helps to support his body weight.  We started strengthening exercises for his hind legs, back, and abdominal muscles to help prevent a recurrence of his injury.  Months later, Bogey is still doing great, has not had anymore episodes of lameness, and is stronger than ever.  He even starts wagging his tail when the car approaches CRCG now!